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United Kingdom | 18 March 2015
Are ready-to-eat boiled eggs the most pointless convenience food ever?

There was a collective groan when we learned this week that there will soon be a near-ready-to-eat, soft-boiled egg on British supermarket shelves. Just pour boiling water over the top and wait for fi...


United Kingdom | 16 March 2015
Why a chicken might be the perfect pet for you

There’s an unwritten rule about family planning that dictates when you’ve finished having babies, and when those babies no longer demand two-hourly feeds, it’s time to introduce a new family dynamic. ...


United Kingdom | 11 March 2015
Carnivores devour more than 7,000 animals in their lifetime including 11 cows, 2,400 chickens and 30 sheep

The typical meat-lover will eat 7,000 animals in their lifetime including 11 cows, 27 pigs, and 2,400 chickens, it has been revealed. By the time they reach 80, just over the average life expectanc...


United Kingdom | 6 March 2015
Import of US eggs could put UK poultry industry at risk

British poultry producers must not be left at a competitive disadvantage by lower standard imports, the NFU told delegates at a meeting in the European Parliament. NFU poultry board chairman Duncan...


United Kingdom | 6 March 2015
Chick-sexer shortage: What happens to male chicks in the UK?

The difficulty in finding people for the role of dividing newly hatched chicks into males and females might have something to do with having to send all male chicks to be gassed to death. It has be...


United Kingdom | 6 March 2015
No ‘poultry’ pay packet for job with chicks

I love to wake up to the sound of the radio. Preferably non-intrusive speech radio to bring me gently into a state of wakefulness, rather than the sudden loud bell or buzzing of an alarm clock, which ...


United Kingdom | 5 March 2015
Huntingdonshire villagers fear chickens could outnumber residents 60 to 1

Ambleside Farm, in Church Road, is currently home to 27,000 chickens which could increase to 69,000 – outnumbering the 1,200 population of Grafham by almost 60-1. Villagers have concerns about the ...


United Kingdom | 5 March 2015
Comfortable homes in South Holland, Lincolnshire for ex-battery hens

Some were a bit bald, some a bit hen-pecked (literally) but all 95 battery chickens that arrived at Quadring Fen on Saturday are now feeling the love in homes across South Holland. Nicki Murphy is ...


United Kingdom | 4 March 2015
Salisbury Poultry to invest £10m at former First Milk site in Wales

A £10m investment in a poultry processing plant in Wales has been given the green light, paving the way for the creation of 150 jobs in Wrexham.


United Kingdom | 3 March 2015
Planners approve pig and poultry farm despite ‘shanty town’ concerns

With some misgivings, planners have granted formal consent for what was described as “a shanty town” near Whitley Chapel. Northumberland County Council’s west area planning committee approved a par...


United Kingdom | 3 March 2015
150 new jobs as Wrexham's Maelor poultry plant approved

A former cheese processing factory is to be turned into a poultry processing plant, creating 150 jobs. Wrexham councillors have approved plans to transform Marchwiel's Maelor Creamery, which closed...


United Kingdom | 27 February 2015
FSA finds presence of campylobacter in 73% of chickens

The British Poultry Council (BPC) has welcomed the news that retailers and suppliers are making "significant progress" in monitoring the food poisoning bug campylobacter. Chief executive Andrew Lar...


United Kingdom | 26 February 2015
Organic poultry sales see positive performance

Despite overall poultry sales experiencing mixed results, sales of the organic variety are up on last year, the Soil Association reported. The Soil Association said sales of organic poultry rose 8....


United Kingdom | 26 February 2015
Norfolk farmers told they have a big role in UK economy

Norfolk will have a major role to play in the future of British Farming. That's from South West Norfolk MP and Environment Secretary Liz Truss who spoke to KLFM News after giving a big speech to th...


United Kingdom | 25 February 2015
150 job Wrexham chicken plant tipped for go-ahead

A plan to create 150 chicken processing jobs at a former cheese packing factory looks set for approval. Maelor Poultry revealed last year plans to establish a new poultry processing facility at the...


United Kingdom | 24 February 2015
Housewife shell-shocked after one of her hens laid one-in-a-billion round egg

A housewife was left shell-shocked after one of her hens laid a one-in-a-billion round egg. Kim Broughton, 44, made the extraordinary discovery whilst collecting eggs for breakfast pancakes for her...


United Kingdom | 23 February 2015
300 job loss fears for Anglesey 2 Sisters poultry plant

Up to 300 jobs could be under threat at an Anglesey poultry factory. Union leaders have been called to a meeting at the 2 Sisters poultry processing plant at Llangefni on Monday to discuss potentia...


United Kingdom | 18 February 2015
Poultry meat outlook looks positive

“The poultry meat industry likes recessions,” according to Gary Ford, chief poultry advisor at the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). Speaking at last week’s AHDB Outlook conference, he told delegates...


United Kingdom | 16 February 2015
Poultry units housing 80,000 birds planned in Shropshire countryside

Plans have been unveiled to create the units on Bradeley Farm in Childs Ercall, near Market Drayton. The Clifton family has submitted a full planning application to Shropshire Council for the build...


United Kingdom | 16 February 2015
Morrisons cuts prices on 130 grocery staples like milk, eggs

Morrisons said on Monday it had cut prices on items like milk, cheese and cornflakes in the latest salvo in a supermarket price war. Morrisons, the smallest of Britain's "Big Four" supermarket chai...